French innovation network R3ilab has chosen four textile companies for the Texia collaborative research programme, which aims to identify the potential benefits of using AI tools in the textile industry.
The app is touted as an “intelligent matchmaking platform” that will enable visitors and exhibitors to connect before, during and after the upcoming show. Companies can also use it to find new leads and plan meetings.
Schöffel, the German outdoor company, has launched a portfolio of technology solutions called Intellitex. The first innovation will debut as part of the wider Schöffel collection at the upcoming edition of Ispo Munich.
Shopping malls giant Intu is under heavy pressure as it works to improve its debt situation and another area in which it’s under pressure, footfall, is also a focus for the owner of some of the UK’s top shopping centres.
Pandora is hiring about 80 software engineers, designers and analysts to form a new data-driven unit at its Copenhagen HQ. The new team will be tasked with improving customer experience and perfecting personalisation.
Asos is testing See My Fit, an augmented reality tool developed with Zeekit that gives shoppers a “simulated view of a product in different sizes and on different body types”. It's the first European retailer to use it.
Beiersdorf, which owns brands Nivea, Eucerin and La Prairie, has partnered with the AI business Insilico Medicine -- which develops end-to-end drug discovery pipelines -- to carry out computer-simulated skin research.